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USA. A shootout at a mall in Greenwood, Indiana. Killed and wounded

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Four people have died and two are injured in a shootout at a mall in Greenwood, Indiana, the Associated Press reported, citing a local police announcement. Authorities are searching the rest of the premises for more victims.

A man armed with a rifle opened fire in the food court at Greenwood Park Mall, said Jim Ison, Chief of the Greenwood Police Department. The attacker was killed by an armed civilian.

The Greenwood shootout

Officers drove the mall around 6pm (midnight Polish time) in response to a report of a shooting. “We found a suspicious backpack that was in the bathroom near the food court,” said Ison.

Police in front of a mall in Greenwood, Indiana Reuters

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Authorities searched the rest of the premises for more victims, but believe the shooting was confined to the food court area within the mall.

“We are terrified by another incident of this type in our country,” said Chris Bailey, Indianapolis deputy chief of police.

Main photo source: Reuters

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